February 6-7, 1917
02-06-1917 Volume OE - Pages 16-18 Reno, Nevada February 6, 1917 The meeting of the Board was called to order February 6, 1917 at 10:35 A.M. Present: Regents Baker, O'Brien, Curler, Abel and Vice Presi- dent Lewers. Absent: Regent Sullivan. Regent Abel presented a communication from the Associated Stu- dents asking that a full investigation be made of the action of the Board in requesting President Hendrick's resignation. It was moved by Regent Curler that the Chairman of the Board be directed to communicate with the Associated Students and state that since there had been a Legislative Committee appoint- ed to investigate the matter, and they are now investigating it, the Board does not deem it prudent or wise to take any action in the matter. The motion was carried. The minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee of January 23rd were read and upon motion the action of the Committee was ratified and the expenditures approved. Regent Curler moved that an additional sum of $25 be allowed Dean Scrugham to enable him to buy the material and meet the increase in price. On record vote the motion carried, all vot- ing aye. The minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee of January 10th were read. Regent Curler moved that the action of the Com- mittee in requiring Mr. Gorman to give a bond of $100,000 be rescinded and the bond fixed for the present at $20,000. On record vote the motion carried, all voting aye. Regent Baker moved that the action of the Committee in putting Mr. Gorman to work on January 12 be ratified. The motion was carried. Regent Abel read to the Board the communication of Messers. Peck and Sample regarding the bond of Paul Gaston and his reply to the same. He also read a communication from Mr. Gorman of date January 29 and his reply. Regent Curler moved that the action of the Committee in granting Mr. Gaston's request to have charge of the books and the rear room of the Comptroller's office be rescinded, and that for the present Mr. Gaston be respectfully requested to suspend his audit until February 20, 1917. On record vote the motion carried, all voting aye. It was moved that the following resolution be adopted: WHEREAS, the University Investigating Committee of the State of Nevada did on the first day of February, 1917, serve upon the Board of Regents the following notice: On behalf of the Investigating Committee I beg to notify you that Frederick M. Lee has been appointed to audit and investigate the books of record of the University of Nevada. This appointment carries full authority for Mr. Lee to take charge of all the University records until his audit is complete, together with the use of any office room he may require in which to conduct his work without interference. Therefore you are hereby authorized, instructed and directed to place all books and records of the Univer- sity of Nevada under the control of Mr. Lee in order that he may be enabled to carry out the authority hereby conferred upon him. /s/ N. L. Chapin Chairman and, WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada are desirous that the Investigating Committee of the Univer- sity be given every opportunity to make a complete audit of the books and records of the Comptroller's office of the University, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED, that we hereby acquiesce in the demand made upon us by said Investigating Committee and hereby direct that all books and records of the Comptroller's office of the University of Nevada be placed in the hands of their auditor, Mr. Lee, for the period of time extending up to the 20th day of February 1917, said books and records, how- ever, not to be removed from the office of the Comptroller of the University, and that the present Comptroller be and is hereby directed to so conduct his work as not to inter- fere in the slightest degree with the audit being made by Mr. Lee but that he be and is hereby directed to furnish Mr. Lee all books and records and such information within his possession that will aid Mr. Lee in making his audit. On record vote the motion was carried, all voting aye. It was moved and carried that the action of the Executive Com- mittee in accepting Mr. Gaston's resignation be approved. It was moved and carried that the action of the Committee in ordering that the new bond of the Comptroller be placed in the hands of the Chairman be approved. Regent Curler moved that the action of the Chairman in his com- munication with Peck and Sample Company with reference to the bond of Mr. Gaston be approved and that the Chairman be further instructed to request the return of the bond immediately to the Board of Regents of the University. On record vote the motion carried. All voting aye. Dr. Mullin of the State Hygienic Laboratory and Dr. M. A. Robison appeared before the Board. After discussion Dr. Mullin suggested that the Director of the State Hygienic Laboratory be instructed that in those cases where examinations are requested by corpora- tions or municipalties which are of special advantage to that particular community, that for such examinations the Director should charge a fee sufficient to cover the cost of time and material. Without formal motion the members of the Board expressed them- selves as approving the suggestion of Dr. Mullin. Regent Abel read a communication of date January 29, 1917, to Mr. C. H. Gorman, regarding the minute book of the Board of Regents. The Board ajourned to meet at 2:00 P.M. The meeting of the Board was called to order at 2 P.M. Present: Regents Baker, Curler, O'Brien, Abel and Vice President Lewers. Absent: Regent Sullivan. At the request of Regent O'Brien, Mr. Gorman appeared before the Board and explained the scholarships of the University. Regent Curler moved that the Chairman of the Board be authorized and instructed to sign the name of the Board of Regents by him- self as Chairman and have the Secretary attach thereto the seal of the University to the proxy authorizing the person named therein to vote the shares belonging to the University of Nevada in the Mackay Companies. The motion was carried. The Board took up with C. A. Norcross a discussion of the budget for the Agricultural Extension work. The meeting was adjourned until Wednesday morning, February 7, at 10 o'clock.